Category Archives: Trials & Tribulation Poems

The Fires of Affliction ~

Are you in the midst,
of the fires of affliction
are you dealing with
the heat of its conviction?

Are you brought to tears,
from the battle you’re in
is it hard letting go
of your besetting sin?

Are you struggling,
enduring the purification
is your faith being tested
beyond your expectations?

Well, if you are facing,
God’s refining pot . . .
know He needs to get
the flames burning hot.

For, He is purging out of you,
everything worthless . . .
so He can make you ready
for His divine service!

~~~~~

Isaiah 48:10

“Behold, I have refined thee,
but not with silver;
I have chosen thee in
the furnace of affliction.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Yet, Another Roadblock ~

Up against,
yet, another roadblock
problems have you in
a dreaded headlock?

Well, don’t quit yet,
God will help you
and over this barrier
He’ll get you through.

Up against,
one more obstacle
worries have you thinking
this one is impossible.

Well don’t stop yet,
God will draw you near
and through this hurdle
with Him you’ll clear.

Up against,
yet another brick wall
well don’t you forget . . .
on God’s name to call!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto all
them that call upon him,
to all that call upon
him in truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Stood ~

I stood,
I knew it was a test
I knew when it was over
I would be blessed.

I hung on,
I did not break down
I knew I had to keep
my heart and mind sound.

I was firm,
I did not move
I knew my faith in God
He wanted me to prove.

I endured,
I did not waiver
I held on tight
to my Lord and Savor.

I persevered,
I did not let go
I knew my trust in God
He needed me to show.

I stood,
I kept on solid ground
I remained steadfast
I did not fall down!

~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 10:12

“Wherefore let him that
thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he fall.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Motion Sickness ~

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Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
some can’t stomach
waiting for God’s stillness.

Some people succumb,
to their fear and doubt
some can’t even begin
to shut the world out.

Some people fold,
under all the tension
some collapse beneath
the gloom of depression.

Some people’s faith,
goes by the wayside
some can’t stand firm
when pressure is applied.

Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
but those who trust in God . . .
give Him their queasiness!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Mountain Climbing ~

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We all have mountains,
we need to move or propel
but, our doubt in God
we must first dispel.

Some of them are so tall,
we get dizzy just thinking
how we’re to reach the top
without falling or fainting.

Some of them are so rugged,
moving them seems impossible
that we forget with God
all things are truly possible.

Some of them are so steep,
they seem life threatening
that we can’t get beyond
our fear and trembling.

We all have mountains,
we need to move or get over
but, first our fear and doubt
to God, we must handover!

~~~~~

Mark 11:23

“For verily I say unto you,
That whosoever shall say unto
this mountain, Be thou removed,
and be thou cast into the sea;
and shall not doubt in his heart,
but shall believe that those
things which he saith shall
come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When In The Wilderness ~

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It gets lonely,
in the wilderness
it feels lifeless
cold and treacherous.

But, when God takes us,
into the wilderness
He wants us with Him
to get down to business.

It’s easy to get lost,
in the wilderness
it can be discouraging
in the land bitterness.

But, when we trust God,
in the wilderness
He’ll walk us through
our insecureness.

It can be very dangerous,
in the wilderness
it can be desolate
in the land of hopelessness.

But, when God has us,
in the wilderness . . .
it’s because He wants
to heal our stubbornness!

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Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will
even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Winds of Adversity ~

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On the winds of adversity,
God seems to test us
and all we can really do . . .
is to hold on to our trust.

With each passing gale,
that rages through our life
all we can really do . . .
is to give Jesus our strife.

As the gusts keep coming,
and the storms continue on
all we can really do . . .
is to be calm til they’re gone.

With each rushing wind,
that comes about our way
all we can really do . . .
is to turn to God and pray.

For, the storms of this life,
will eventually cease
and one day Jesus will bring . . .
to our souls perfect peace!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,
O ye of little faith?
Then he arose,
and rebuked the winds
and the sea; and there was
a great calm.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Isn’t Fair ~

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God’s purposes are bigger,
than all of our troubles
He has His reason
for each of our struggles.

God uses our problems,
to temper our hearts
so His grace and mercy
in them He can impart.

God uses our worries,
to help us focus on
why He sent into this world
His own begotten Son.

God uses our burdens,
so we can learn to be
dependent on Jesus
not in what we can see.

God’s purposes are grander,
than our every care . . .
that’s why in the Bible
you won’t hear, life is fair!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Fully Invested ~

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My heart and soul,
in God are invested
so I call on Him . . .
wherever I’m tested

 I use my Bible,
to help and defend
whatever tempest
that He may send.

I hold onto the truth,
when trials I fight
I know it will lead me
straight into His light.

When storms blow in,
on My Rock I stand
and Anchor myself
right into His hand.

My heart and soul,
are fully invested
tis why I trust God . . .
whenever I’m tested!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 86:7

“In the day of my trouble
I will call upon thee:
for thou wilt answer me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Forever Strong ~

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Sometimes our journey,
seems so hard and long
making it so difficult
to remain being strong.

The pain and the grief,
each day that we face
challenges us daily
to hold on to God’s grace.

Our every single care,
along with what worries us
makes it so very tough
to keep our faith and trust.

The burdens of this life,
weighs us so far down
making it feel as if . . .
God isn’t always around.

Sometimes our journey,
can be hard and long
but if we focus on Jesus
we’ll remain forever strong!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:29

“He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Salvation’s Valley ~

Salvations Tears ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There’s pain in the valley,
regret and despair
there’s grief and sorrow
plenty of spiritual warfare.

There’s a deep darkness,
a consuming hopelessness
an overwhelming feeling
of gloom and helplessness.

There’s hope anew,
in the valley of salvation
there’s an inner discovery
a spiritual revelation.

There’s a deep refection,
a recall, a remembrance
there’s prayer and pleadings
tearful cries of repentance.

There’s pain in the valley,
but, then comes the peace
when with God  . . .
our struggle’s finally cease!

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2 Corinthians 7:10

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance
to salvation not to be repented of:
but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Singing In The Rain ~

In The Shadow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Today, there is a storm
but, I’m still going to sing
no matter how much rain
on my life it may bring.

I will leap and I will jump,
through and in the puddles
for under my Father’s wings
I will be securely huddled.

If lightning were to strike,
my Father will protect me
if the thunder came to roar
in His wings shadow I will be.

No matter how hard it pours,
or how sizeable the drops
in the shadow of the Almighty
I will stay until it stops.

Today, on me it’s raining,
but, I’m still going to sing
because I know I am safe
under my Father’s mighty wings!

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Psalm 63:7

“Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy
wings will I rejoice.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Waste Your Valley ~

Don't Waste Your Valley ~ CHRISTYian poetry by deborah ann

Don’t waste your valley,
let not it consume you
for God wants to show
you the way through.

Though it is painful,
steep with depression
let God’s Spirit on you
make His impression.

Don’t waste your valley,
don’t lose your hope
for God sent His Word
to help you to cope.

Though it may be dark,
His light will still shine
and the pathway out
His Word will define.

Don’t waste your valley,
instead, a witness be
of how God walked . . .
in the valley with thee!

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Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Drifting Away ~

Drifting Away~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Feel like your drifting,
pulling away . . .
feel like your paddling
making no headway?

Setbacks and defeat,
sinking you down
feel as if you’ll never
find safe, solid ground?

Loss of your focus,
has your spirit adrift
feel like your drowning
with each emotional shift.

Worry and anxiety,
floating in your head
fear and doubt
causing you dread?

Feel like your drifting,
hope slipping away . . .
then you need to let Jesus
be your anchor each day!

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Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have
as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into
that within the veil;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


When Life’s Not Fair ~

When Life's Unfair ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When things in life,
are just not fair . . .
and you feel you have
way too much to bear.

That’s when you need,
more of God’s grace
to help you through
the dilemmas you face.

When bad things happen,
though you are good
and you don’t understand
why they ever should.

That’s when you need,
more of God’s mercy
so you can trust Him on
your uncertain journey.

When God doesn’t meet,
your expectations
when you become full
of doubt and questions.

That’s when you need,
to put your life in His hands
and pray He’ll reveal . . .
the purpose behind His plans!

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James 1:12

“Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive
the crown of life,
which the Lord hath
promised to them
that love him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Disappointments ~

Discouragement ~ CRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Disappointments come,
into every one’s life . . .
some we can push aside
others cause inside strife.

They have many shapes,
but, with the same face
for, hopelessness knows
it’s all about the chase.

They can pick and poke,
or hit straight in the gut
for, depression wants you
wallowing in its rut.

They come in many forms,
but, with the same attitude
making singing the blues
almost impossible to elude.

Into every one’s life,
comes disappointment . . .
but, I’ve found God’s Word
to be the curing ointment!

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Psalm 43.5

O my soul?
and why art thou disquieted
within me?
hope in God:
for I shall yet praise him,
who is the health of my
countenance, and my God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


On Tranquil Seas ~

Smooth Sailing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

On tranquil seas,
I wish to sail . . .
sans any storm
or gathering gale.

Smoothing sailing,
is all I want
no rough waters
to leave me gaunt.

Just blissful calm,
nothing more
no raging waves
breaking ashore.

Peaceful days,
restful nights
no disturbances
in which to fight.

But, this I know,
Lord can’t be true
so I’ll just sail . . .
in closer to You!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace in The Storm ~

Peace in The Storm ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Give me peace,
in this storm Lord
give me peace
as I know You can . . .

I need You to calm,
the raging going on
I need You to hold me
till the jolting is gone.

I need You to quiet,
the turbulence within
I need Your strength
to fight the whirlwind.

I need You to still,
the thunder in my soul
I need Your tranquility
to take in me control.

Give me peace,
in this storm Lord
give me peace
as only You can!

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Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm
a calm,
so that the waves
thereof are still.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


This is A Test ~

This is A Test ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s sending me tests,
He’s giving me situations
He’s seeing if I’ll claim
His peace trough tribulations.

God’s giving me a chance,
to find new grace each day
He is seeing if my faith
will hold up along the way.

God’s working in me patience,
He wants to affirm my hope
He’s teaching me to trust Him
for the strength each day to cope.

God’s seeing if I will rejoice,
when things are all askew
He’s looking to see His glory
in my life shinning through.

God’s giving me these tests,
to see if my faith will stumble
He ‘s sending me experiences
so to keep me meek and humble!

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Romans 5:3-4

And not only so, but we glory in
tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


When Trials Blow Our Way ~

When Trials Blow Our Way ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When trials blow our way,
on the winds of stress
when we start to feel
tense and hard pressed.

That’s when we need to go,
to the One who’ll ease
the whirlwind we are in
into a tranquil breeze.

When adversity slams,
on the door of our trust
when anxiety’s clamor
starts to overwhelm us.

That’s when we need to go,
to the Savior of our soul
and give to Him our fears
so He can take control.

When trials blow our way,
as worry slams about
that’s when we need Jesus . . .
to chart for us new route!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful, O ye
of little faith? Then he
arose, and rebuked the
winds and the sea;
and there was a great calm.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Trials of Faith ~

The Testing of our Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The trials of our faith,
are more precious than gold
as God is refining us
for Him, to be bold.

They’re teaching us to trust,
God in and for everything
for He knows our faith
always needs strengthening.

The trials of our faith,
keeps us, looking forward
the hope that is to come
stops us, looking backward.

For our thoughts will turn,
to the coming of our King
and all the glory hallelujahs
one day we’re going to sing.

The trials and testings,
purify our faith and trust
for God is perfecting . . .
His image, right into us!

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Zechariah 13:9

“And I will bring the
third part through the fire,

and will refine them
as silver is refined,
and will try them as gold is tried:
they shall call on my name,
and I will hear them: I will say,

It is my people: and they shall say,
The Lord is my God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Hallelujah Journey ~

No Matter How Low ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m transforming this valley,
by changing my attitude
I’m going to go through it
with praise and gratitude.

I’m not letting this challenge,
get the better part of me
I’m going to trust it’s where
for now, God wants me to be.

I’m transforming this valley,
by altering my thinking
I’m coming out of it strong
not lifeless and limping.

I’m not letting this trial,
take control of my life
I’m going to conquer it
no matter what the strife.

I’m transforming this valley,
it’ll be my hallelujah journey
for I know in all things . . .
my God, is truly praiseworthy!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Face Trials ~

We All Have Trials ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

We all face trials,
of many different kinds
some attack our bodies
others beset our minds.

Some assault our faith,
causing us to doubt
some assail our trust
tossing us all about.

We all have troubles,
just different situations
we all have suffered . . .
from diverse temptations.

Some know the results,
of falling for Satan’s lies
other’s feel the effects
of sin and compromise.

We all face trials,
temptations of all kinds
but we won’t be defeated
if we let joy fill out minds!

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James 1:2

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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